Dec 30, 2012 12:30pm PST
romney has to be asking himself, giving the magnitude of the president's problems and the great numbers of americans who believe the country was headed in the wrong direction, "how did i lose?" as the republican national convention, a vermont couple took the stage to describe how mitt romney helped their terminally ill son settle his fairs, but their story never meant it to tv. instead, the voters saw this. >> what do you want me to tell romney? i cannot tell him to do that. [laughter] >> that is a symptom of what went wrong in the campaign, and yet, as we observe here, we noted that the president was vulnerable at so many levels. the economic recovery moving at a snail's pace. there was great opposition to the affordable care act, obamacare, if you will. he bombed in the first debate. what thewas e ke to the obama victory? >> the obama campaign was a brilliant, disciplined campaign. it had a very narrow route to victory, and it proceeded to follow it with incredible discipline and a sense of direction, and they raced to a different level the organizational imperative in politics. but r
Dec 30, 2012 9:00am EST
than 75 years to win a majority of the popular vote twice. mitt romney has to be asking himself, given the magnitude of the president's problems and the great numbers of americans who believe the country was headed in the wrong dirirection "how did i lose?" the republican national convention, a vermont couple took the stage to describe how mitt romney had helped their termally ill son help settle his affairs. people listening werere in tears but their story never made it to the country. instead, the voters saw this. >> what do y you want me t tell romney? i cannot tell him to do that. [laughter] >> that is just a symptom of what went wrong in the mitt romney campaign, and yet as we observed here week after week, the president was vulnerable and so manlevels. the economic recovery moving at a snail's pace. there was great opposition to the affordable care act obamacare if you will. he bombed in the first debate. voters saw a different romney than the candidate for trade in the campaign ads. but then, we saw the victory marked >> the obama campaign was a brilliant, disciplined campaign.
Dec 30, 2012 5:00am PST
pragmatic republicans to win the gop presidential nomination mitt romney had to embrace a far-right tea-party friendly agenda pap that agenda is arguably part of why he lost which speaks to where the tea party's popularity is with the population. "the washington post" abc news poll, the majority of americans, 53%, said. republican party is now too conservative. after the election, even sheldon addleson who has spent millions bank rolling tea party candidates described himself as a social liberal. a retiring republican congressman from ohio described the tea party's rigid opposition to raising taxes on the wealthy this way. the continuing dumbing down of the republican party he said last week. we're going to be seen mother and more as a bunch of extremists, can't even get the majority of our own people to support policies we're putting forward. there's a lot to think about and talk about here. i guess i felt, personally on the side of -- the tea party movement, i don't know how many rallies there are. i think in some very important ways, the tea party has won the tea party mindset sort o
Dec 30, 2012 9:00am EST
had, you know, than what happens with mitt romney. comment? >> first of all i'm delighted you're an avid abc news watcher. listen, people have asked me about where the news is heading and what's happening. it's changing. going back to your contact book, seeing how much it changed while walter cronkite was there. a change certainly very much and it will continue to change and evolve. i continue to watch abc news, not so much as a user, but you watch and there's always material that i think as you scrape it is also things that are different than would've been when i was there. something i learned abc news is if you want more substantive, whatever you want more of, you hold it within your power to influence the. because no matter who the journalist, no matter how they all react to the audience. they do care. there is great news reporting being done there is outlets, electronically whether it is online or tv or radio, great news reporting being done right now. if you want more of that, then you need to find it and spending time and energy following it. because the reverse is also